AIM: To match the alcohol-related terms to their meanings.
INTRODUCTION: The Australian language includes many rich and descriptive terms for alcohol, the meanings of which may not be easy to understand. This activity will help you match the meanings to the informal terms.
INSTRUCTIONS: Drag and drop the words from the box below so they match the corresponding definitions.
Half a dozen bottles or cans of beer A carton of 24 cans or bottles of beer A beverage such as cola, juice, or soda water that can be combined with liquor to produce a mixed drink A short glass bottle for beer (330 - 375 ml) A small barrel, usually holding 20 - 40 litres (often beer) Undiluted distilled alcohol A cardboard box with plastic lining and a small tap, used to hold and serve wine Champagne or sparkling wine A pre-mixed alcoholic drink Wine (usually cheap and/or poor quality)
Please answer every question before continuing.
Check a dictionary or website for the meanings of these words or others you come across. Remember that a pint, a pot and a schooner are all glass sizes for beer in Australia; however, serving sizes can often have different names in different parts of Australia.
FOLLOW-UP: You can keep adding new items to this list – keep track by writing down words and their meanings as you hear them. Download and add to this list as you come across new items.
Click here for information about standard drinks in Australia.